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32130 Aug 2015

Cover versions: 

Andrew Tuck and Robert Bound meet music-writer Peter Doggett to question whether the story of pop music is still moving forward. We also hear from film-director Abel Ferrara about his new biopic that looks at the troubled life of Italian film-icon Pier Paolo Pasolini. Plus: former art-director for ‘The New York Times’ Steven Heller dissects a new collection from Taschen of the futurist book covers that emerged from Weimar-era Germany.

32023 Aug 2015

Weird wild west: 

Robert Bound and Tom Edwards grapple with the origins of some ghoulish intruders as they talk to author Roger Luckhurst about his new book ‘Zombies: A Cultural History’. We also hear about some more welcome visitors as we chat to Matthew Shaw, curator of ‘Animal Tales’, an exhibition at the British Library looking at our fury friends as depicted in literature. Plus: chief film critic at ‘New York Magazine’ David Edelstein discusses the box-office success that is ‘Straight Outta Compton’.

31916 Aug 2015

Roll on summer : 

Tom Edwards and Steve Bloomfield explore the sights, sounds and tastes of summer. We cover DJ legend Norman Jay, then take to the waves with author William Finnegan and discuss his new book devoted to surfing, ‘Barbarian Days’. Plus we hear Pete Brown’s musings on the trends and culture on that most vital of summer beverages: beer.

3189 Aug 2015

Nicely done: 

Andrew Tuck and Robert Bound meet style guru Peter York to learn why he’s trying to become a nicer person. Plus, we here about the Travel Photographer of the Year event with Chris Coe and learn why cricket is in need of rediscovering its gentlemanly reputation with sports writer Sam Collins.

3172 Aug 2015

Setting scenes: 

Andrew Tuck and Robert Bound talk to Tellart’s Matt Cottam about how to integrate technology into places of learning such as London’s Science Museum. We also meet Japanese photographer Tomoko Yoneda to chat about her serene images of dramatic locations. Plus: designer Jeff Staple educates the team about what it means, and costs, to be a true sneakerhead.

31626 Jul 2015

City stories: 

Andrew Tuck and Robert Bound meet writer Brian Case to discuss meeting Al Pacino, Michael Caine, jazz greats and more. They also learn how to depict the city of London with photographer Rut Blees Luxemburg and hear why Danish band Efterklang are putting on an opera in one of Copenhagen’s Cold War bunkers.

31519 Jul 2015

The modern dance: 

Robert Bound and Tom Edwards meet Sven Hansen-Løve, one of the minds behind a new film about the French dance-music scene, ‘Eden’. They also chat economics with a Nobel Prize-winner Alvin Roth and discuss Ballet Folklórico de México with the company’s director Salvador López López.

31412 Jul 2015

The sound of the underground: 

Steve Bloomfield and Tom Edwards talk to US author Stephen Witt about why the music industry imploded at the end of the 20th century, meet a farmer who is using London’s abandoned bomb shelters to grow food and chat with veteran journalist Tim Marshall about why maps define some of the world’s most complex conflicts and challenges.

3135 Jul 2015

Food for thought: 

Andrew Tuck and Robert Bound get a new slant on art with Dana Arnold, learn how to make authentic New York pizza with chef Bruno di Fabio and find out why the Moog keyboard is still king of the disco (and the concert hall) with Goldfrapp’s Will Gregory.

31228 Jun 2015

Quality time: 

Robert Bound and Andrew Tuck meet Lisson Gallery owner Nicholas Logsdail and discover how art can enhance the quality of life in the spaces it inhabits. They also talk to the cast of War Horse about authentically horsing around and learn about the story of indigo from author Jenny Balfour-Paul.

31121 Jun 2015

Lighting the way: 

We meet Dr Matthew Green to find out about the untold history of London, hear from Austrian activist Christian Felber to learn how to create an economy for the common good and learn about one of Helsinki’s most valuable natural resources: light.

31014 Jun 2015

Forward momentum: 

We meet governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe, to discuss cycling and the spinning wheels of US politics. We also talk to band Alabama Shakes about its recent successes and get tips for global financial trends with director of the McKinsey Global Institute, Richard Dobbs.

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